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University of Southern Denmark Danish Government Scholarship For International Masters Students in 2024

Application is now open for the University of Southern Denmark Danish Government Scholarship. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Southern Denmark and Scholarship

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU), known as Syddansk Universitet in Danish, stands as a prominent institution with campuses scattered across Southern Denmark and Zealand. Its global recognition has been evident since the inception of ranking systems in 2012, consistently securing positions within the top 50 universities under 50 years old.

Over the years, SDU has showcased its academic prowess by securing positions such as 36th (2012), 38th (2013), 37th (2014), and 44th (2015) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ Top 100 Universities Under 50 List. Additionally, it has been featured among the Top 50 Universities Under 50 according to the QS World University Rankings from 2012 to 2015.


The university’s six campuses are strategically located, predominantly in the southern part of Denmark. These include campus Odense on the picturesque island of Funen, campus Slagelse, and campus Copenhagen on the bustling island of Zealand, as well as campus Kolding, campus Esbjerg, and campus Alsion in Sønderborg, all situated on the Jutland peninsula.

The physical footprint of SDU has undergone significant expansion, with its buildings covering an impressive area of 272,554 square meters in 2007, showcasing substantial growth from the 181,450 square meters in 1999 when the university merger took place.

In its commitment to fostering international education, the Danish Government, in collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark, extends scholarships to deserving overseas candidates of the highest caliber. This initiative is a testament to the recognition of the substantial investment made by international students in their educational pursuits.

The Danish Government Scholarship program, facilitated by the University of Southern Denmark, provides a limited number of scholarships to exceptionally qualified applicants. These scholarships come in the form of full or partial tuition fee waivers. A partial tuition fee waiver specifically covers the tuition fee for one year, encompassing the second and fourth semesters, while students are responsible for covering the tuition for the first and third semesters.

It is important to note that the fee waivers are designed to cover 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) per semester, and any courses exceeding this limit are not covered by the fee waiver. For further details on terms of payment and tuition fee rates, interested individuals are advised to refer to the university’s Tuition fee guidelines.

Details about the University of Southern Denmark Danish Government Scholarship:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Southern Denmark

Scholarship Value: DKK 3000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): University of Southern Denmark

Eligibility Criteria for the University of Southern Denmark Danish Government Scholarship

You must be a non-EU/EEA citizen enrolled in one of the master’s programs in Sønderborg that are listed below to be eligible for the scholarship.

Please note: 

  • Even if you have a Danish residency card, you must submit your application for admission by February 1st.
  • When submitting your application, it must have all required supporting paperwork (i.e., SDU cannot request additional supporting documentation). 

Documents Required

  • Official Bachelor’s transcripts and diploma in English, Danish, Swedish, or Norwegian – must include grades and ECTS/units/credits for each course
  • Application deposit fee receipt
  • Course descriptions for the courses on your transcripts
  • Evidence of English language proficiency

Please note: You need to upload all of your documentation to your online application. Email-sent papers are not accepted by the institution.

Application Procedure for University of Southern Denmark Danish Government Scholarship

All you need to do to be eligible for the scholarship is apply to be admitted to one or more of the applicable Master’s programs. A separate scholarship application is not required. 

Please send an email to to reach Student Services for further details about the scholarships. Contact the admissions office if you have any questions concerning the General admissions procedure.

The Application Deadline is: 01 February 2024

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